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FOCUS: A look at race and kids in the state

FOCUS: A look at race and kids in the state

This week, State of Opportunity presents an hour-long documentary on race, culture, and kids in Michigan.  What’s the problem and why does it matter?

Jennifer Guerra goes into some of our state's high schools and finds them to be more segregated than one would think possible in the 21st century. She speaks with teachers and students about how race today shapes their experiences in the classroom and using restorative justice techniques to reduce conflicts. And we hear what students think about growing up in, what some claim, is a "post-racial" society. 

What are you hearing about race from the kids in your home, in your classroom, and in your neighborhood? Help them share their stories with us. And come chat with us on Facebook when the documentary airs Thursday, May 2nd.